Wet Seal free Android phone promo proves the little green robot irresistible

Wet Seal free Android phone promo proves the little green robot irresistible
A Wet Seal promotion makes you suddenly realize that Android is not for geeks anymore, and is climbing up in the world. To celebrate the opening of its new denim store, Wet Seal is giving away a free Android handset just for trying out a pair of jeans.

Of course, they need you to sign up for a two-year carrier plan, but with over 20 phones to choose from, this covers almost the entire stable of worthy Android handsets out there. The promotion will run until August 15th.

The Blue Asphalt label sold in the stores encompasses five fits - Fashionista, Uptown, Memphis, Showstopper, and Stella, while Wet Seal’s CEO says: "This promotion is the perfect way to launch our new denim shop and get the attention of our target customer. We are certain she will want to try on our jeans because of the unbelievable phone offer. And, with an extensive assortment of fits and washes, we are even more certain that she will want to buy them once she has tried them on."

That's all standard marketing talk, of course, but still, last time we checked, Wet Seal was a hip fashion brand. If the CEO considers an Android phone the perfect promotional bonus for its “target market”, who are we to argue that our little green robot is becoming quite the cool socialite.

source: WetSeal via MarketWatch

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8 Comments

1. spanky

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

Journey's did this and it seemed to work well. Free android phone when you try on shoes. Each carrier had a certain lower end model for free.

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Dude's will be going in there to try on jeans, LOL. Actually, once I think about it, by the looks of it, some dude's have been going in there and BUYING jeans. SMH.

3. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

^ yup....

4. questionable unregistered

i know it will be lower end android phones but any idea which phone you can get if its with verizon? just like to know before i waste time about getting a free new phone since my plan is up as of today lol.

5. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

The picture kind of looks like an HTC Aria. That would be a very nice free android.

6. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

yes. nice free android without contract. but with? idk

8. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

What do you mean without contract?? The article says you have to sign up for a 2yr plan with the carrier of your choice. They don't just hand you over a $500 phone with no strings attached for trying on jeans lol.

7. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

So buy a pair of pants and receive a crappy phone?

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